The validity of dietary restraint scales: comment on Stice et al. (2004).

@article{Strien2006TheVO,
  title={The validity of dietary restraint scales: comment on Stice et al. (2004).},
  author={Tatjana van Strien and Rutger C. M. E. Engels and Wija A. van Staveren and Carolyn P Herman},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={89-94; discussion 95-9}
}
In 4 empirical studies, E. Stice, M. Fisher, and M. R. Lowe calculated the correlations between some widely used dietary restraint scales and food intake. Failing to find substantial negative correlations, they concluded that these scales were invalid. The current article challenges this conclusion. For one thing, there is some evidence that restrained eaters do eat less than do unrestrained eaters under controlled experimental conditions favoring self-control. Dietary restraint is also… CONTINUE READING